Introduction to Probability

( 2 )

Overview


Thorough, lucid coverage of permutations and factorials, probabilities and odds, frequency interpretation, mathematical expectation, decision making, postulates of probability, rule of elimination, binomial distribution, geometric distribution, standard deviation, law of large numbers, and much more. Exercises with some solutions. Summary. Bibliography. Includes 42 black-and-white illustrations. 1973 edition.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Paperback (Reprint)
$7.55
BN.com price
(Save 36%)$11.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (33) from $1.99   
  • New (11) from $5.80   
  • Used (22) from $1.99   
Introduction to Probability

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$10.49
BN.com price
(Save 12%)$11.95 List Price

Overview


Thorough, lucid coverage of permutations and factorials, probabilities and odds, frequency interpretation, mathematical expectation, decision making, postulates of probability, rule of elimination, binomial distribution, geometric distribution, standard deviation, law of large numbers, and much more. Exercises with some solutions. Summary. Bibliography. Includes 42 black-and-white illustrations. 1973 edition.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486675497
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 5/19/1993
  • Series: Dover Books on Mathematics Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 247
  • Sales rank: 660,807
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.64 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
1 POSSIBILITIES
    Introduction
    Tree Diagrams
    Multiplication Rules
    Permutations
    Factorials
    Indistinguishable Objects
    Combinations
    Binomial Coefficients
2 PROBABILITIES
    Introduction
    The Classical Concept
    Probabilities and Odds
    The Frequency Interpretation
    Subjective Probabilities
    Summary
3 EXPECTATIONS
    Introduction
    Mathematical Expectation
    Expectations and Subjective Probabilities
    Utility
    Decision Making
4 EVENTS
    Introduction
    The Sample Space
    Events
    Compound Events
    The Number of Elements in a Set
5 RULES OF PROBABILITY
    Introduction
    The Postulates of Probability
    Probability Measures
    Some Further Rules
    General Addition Rules
6 CONDITIONAL PROBABILITIES
    Introduction
    Conditional Probability
    Multiplication Rules
    Rule of Elimination
    Bayes' Rule
7 PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS
    Introduction
    Probability Functions
    The Mean
    The Binomial Distribution
    Binomial Tables
    A Bayesian Application
    The Hypergeometric Distribution
    The Geometric Distribution
    The Multinomial Distribution
8 THE LAW OF LARGE NUMBERS
    Introduction
    The Standard Deviation
    Chebyshev's Theorem
    The Law of Large Numbers
    Technical Note
SUMMARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
TABLES
ANSWERS TO ODD-NUMBERED EXERCISES
INDEX
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2007

    A reviewer

    This clearly and carefully written text introduces probability at a level suitable for first year university students. It begins with a discussion of enumerative combinatorics 'In how many ways ...?' because probability is classically defined as the ratio of the number of ways an event can occur divided by the total number of possible events. This leads to a discussion of the different approaches to probability, including the classical, frequentist, and subjective approaches. From there, Freund covers expectation and decision making, events, rules of probability, conditional probability, probability distributions (including the binomial, multinomial, hypergeometric, and geometric), Chebyshev's Theorem, and the Law of Large Numbers. Each topic is explained clearly and is copiously illustrated with examples that make the relevance and utility of probability clear. The exercises are tractable. Answers to the odd-numbered ones are provided, making the book suitable for self-study. It is not as good a reference. The book is meant to be read in the order in which it is written. Exercises often refer to preceding exercises or examples from earlier in the text. The text does what it is designed to do. It gives the reader who is willing to work through it an understanding of basic probability.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)